Artwalk San Diego 2011
It was my first time to show my art in Art Walk San Diego.
I didn't realize how large it was. It is bigger than
La Jolla art festival and Laguna art festival with
regards to the number of Fine Art booths. What
I have to report though is not an upbeat message
like I normally like to do, but one of current mindset.
I felt like I was litterally sitting in a pool of poverty
consciousness. There were thousands of people attending
this event but only a handfull of people purchasing. The
artist around me were depressed because they put so much work
into preparing for the event only to sell one or two items. They
were lucky to break even after the two day event.
I want people to know that we are over the hump financially.
Most of us have learned some difficult lesson about how we
were handling our finances and we are on the rebound, but
it appears that a large portion of humanity is still stuck in
the dream of poverty. We are only in
poverty if we all agree to sit there. If what you did before is no
longer working then adjust it a bit to make it new. Something outside
the box, get creative and bring fresh energy to your work. Start looking
for signs that we have passed through this period of poverty and move
in to your new creative phase. Don't throw out the baby with the bath
water, just put a new twist on your work. Take a look at the post by
Kathy Thurgood, an old childhood friend of mine. Her creativity and ability
to think outside the box and create some thing new and interesting landed her
on the morning news segment and I am sure it will inspire sales and new followers
of her blog. I know I signed on.
What I found with Art Walk San Diego is that it is not the venue for my art. I would
not have known if I didn't try it first. So I am not going home and giving up my art
just because I didn't sell much there, I am looking at what was popular with my work
and how people responded to it. This gives me direction as to where I want to expand
my creativity and what I wish to let go of. Even though I didn't enjoy being part of Art
Walk San Diego, I did love Little Italy. They had some great resteraunts. I am going to
come again sometime just to visit that part of San Diego.
What I want to say to the artists is don't give up. It is through our creativity that our abundance
will flow. You just have to let go of the lack mentality. All those stories as to why your work
won't sell. Know that your creativity is a gift to the world and that creativity came through you
because of all of your experiences and all your training. Not to mention your creative vision. So
your work is valuable. Stay in the joy of creating your art and sharing it with others and the money
will flow as well.
So if anyone knows of other ways to sell art besides the street fairs, please let me know. Send in your comments.
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by Margot Carrera
Specialties: Nature Photography, Living Art, Digital Art and Design, Healing Arts, Feng Shui. Margot Sherry Bogdanow-Carrera’s lifelong dedication to nature photography, her preferred art form for portraying this Earth, the planet unto which we are born and bound to preserve, is evident throughout her website: www.CarreraFineArt.com. Nature, in return, provides us with everything necessary for the spiritual journey we take while we remain on Earth. Too many of us, preoccupied with our daily struggle to survive, have lost sight of that promise, forgetting that if we had cared for Earth, there would be no struggle. Margot Carrera’s avowed insightful and artistic intent is to remind humankind of their connection to and with Nature, to remember that every one of us are – or should be – devoted stewards of this Earth. One can readily observe her special bond with every object she photographs and how this inspires each memorable image. “When you look at my website,” says Carrera, “you will discover at least one singular image that speaks directly to you and helps you to recall your own beautiful connection to Earth."